Very cool story! Wish I had freinds like that to hang with.To me it was bad ass for everything it did. Can remember entering harbors though horrible conditions in that thing and watching peoples jaws drop
Two favorite stories w/that boat.
#1. Me and my 2 buddies heading back to the trailer after a weekend of drunken debacherey @ the islands. Was rolling the typical 2' to 3's in the Bay when we came on this 35' Cigarette.
Looked at my buddies (who all knew me REAL well) and asked if they were willing to go for a swim to make a point. They both just smiled knowing they had no real choice. The 1st passenger on the Cig glanced back and noticed us and absolutely freaked out. He gets the rest of the crews attention, including the driver which of course pin's the throttles. We cleared his wake by probably 5', had 15 MPH's on him and stayed in front long enough to prove it.
When we slowed down we checked the cuddy and EVERYTHING had dumped on the floor! Including spilled, warm beer and melted ice out of the coolers annnddddd, 3 day old fish bait all on top of our clothes and sleeping bags. What a mess.
was an epic weekend though and well worth it.
#2. Two couples of us staying the weekend on the boat and got weathered in on Pelee Island. Poured down rain all night! With all 4 of us in the cabin it floated bow down so the rain ran under the cabin door into the cuddy where the bilge pump couldn't get to it
Every 1/2 hr, all night I went out in the rain in my underwear and sat on the motor so the water would run out of the cabin and into the bilge to get pumped out
Another epic weekend.
On the Glastron's, the ones I've seen and owned were designed way better than they were constructed. Some day I will probably re-do a GT160 16' O/B which I think is one of the most beautiful designs of all time.